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An air fryer is an amazing appliance to cook just about any food. It brings fried food to life with less oil, especially with these air fryer appetizers.
These are quick and easy air fryer appetizer recipes. They’re perfect just for your family or as a party food.
So, if you’re hosting a game day or just stuck at home for the weekend and want something delicious to snack on, this list is for you.
There’s everything from chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, pickles, fries, bacon-wrapped foods and more.
It’s all the ideas you’ll ever need to put together a food list easily.
If you want elegant hors d’oeuvres, there are those foods too. So, you can impress your friends, co-workers, or just your family. Trust me, it will convert them to air frying.
They’re healthy recipes that contain either no oil or just a tablespoon at most and are insanely easy to make.
There are even keto-friendly low-carb options and weight watcher approved recipes so you can stay on track while indulging in some air fryer appetizers.
This list contains 35 different party food ideas. So, enjoy and start writing your next shopping list now!
Why Should I Cook Appetizers in My Air Fryer?
Air fryers take just about any food and helps crisp them up. Even frozen foods come our crispier without drying them out than in the traditional oven.
Air fryer food is also cooked without or with just a little oil, making them much healthier than they would be when deep-fried.
A bigger air fryer, like the Cosori 5.8QT (like I use) or the Cuisinart Air Fryer Oven allows you to cook a large number of food than you can with a smaller air fryer. You can even cook two appetizers at the same time using a rack!
A delicious air fryer appetizer that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. It's the perfect party food that's even healthy on a low-carb keto diet.
Roasted jalapenos are filled with cream cheese and wrapped in thinly sliced bacon. It's the perfect air fryer party food!
A delicious healthier version of a deep-fried snack. It's made with just 3 ingredients and freezes up to 3 months!
Crab cakes are made in the air fryer with lump crab meat and Old Bay Seasoning for a flavorful appetizer.
Crispy air fryer chicken wings are cooked in lemon pepper seasoning then coated with a lemon pepper honey wet sauce for extra flavor.
You've never used up extra zucchini in a recipe so tasty! These roasted zucchini chips are coated in breadcrumbs and are so quick and easy to make.
Crispy, crunchy, wonderful snacking right at home? It’s all possible with these Air Fryer potato chips! So easy to make and healthier than regular potato chips. Win-win!
Air Fryer Calamari is coated in crunchy breadcrumbs for a flavorful and delicious appetizer!
It’s so easy to make hot and delicious garlic bread in the air fryer!Best of all, you only need a few ingredients and about 10 minutes.
You can't have a party without mozzarella sticks. Make this easy air fryer appetizer in just minutes for a quick addition for any occassion.
A delicious air fryer snack or appetizer that keeps you eating. It's made from frozen, but is oh so good.
These frozen taquitos are cooked in the air fryer for a crispy tortilla and hot filling.
Chicken tenders are coated in airy, crispy panko breadcrumbs to make this party in an air fryer. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
You mean see dessert, I see perfect air fryer party food. All appetizers don't need to be savory and these sweet potato dessert fries prove just that.
One of the easiest air fryer appetizers you can make. They're made in just four minutes to crispy perfection.
French fries are topped with bacon crumbles, jalapenos, and melted cheddar cheese in this easy and delicious game dayand air fryer party food.
Air fryer boneless wings are perfect for a quick and delicious busy weeknight dinner! Use fresh or frozen Anytizer chicken, toss with your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
Sweet potato fries make the perfect appetizer in any party setting. They're healthy, yet still tasty.
Frozen egg rolls are air fried to give a crispy wrapper. Includes how to make frozen spring rolls and mini egg rolls in the air fryer too!
If you're looking for a way to incorporate avocados into your air fryer hors d'oeuvres, this is it. Includes an easy dipping sauce that complements this recipe.
French fries are an an air fryer staple when it comes to appetizers. They taste like they're deep-fried, but include much less oil.
Frozen popcorn shrimp is air fried to crispy perfection without any added oil for the perfect snack, appetizer, or meal.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make frozen waffle fries in the air fryer! They’re ready in 10 minutes for a hot and crispy side the whole family is sure to love.
Can you really have a party without tortilla chips? Make your own healthy tortilla chips right in your air fryer!
Appetizers in the air fryer have never looked so delicious. Here's another quick and easy idea to use potatoes.
Tater tots and bacon pair together in this heavenly easy air fryer appetizer combination. They look like elegant hors d'oeuvres, but are made in minutes!
Need a way to level up on your appetizers? Stick a fancy toothpick in them and it's all you need to take these meatballs up a notch!
A unique way to enjoy pasta as an appetizer. Bow Tie pasta turns crunchy for an air fryer snack!
Shrimp is coated in shredded coconut for a delicious air fryer hors d'oeuvres party food.
An easy air fryer appetizer to make in large quantities. They're so good you may need to make two batches!
Mozzarella cheese is a must at any party and these air fryer mozzarella balls are no exception.
Chickpeas make the perfect appetizer since they're so easy to snack on! Stick them out in a bowl and your guests will enjoy!
Bring air fryer appetizers to elegant when you make brie cheese in your air fryer.
An air fryer hors d'oeuvres that is so elegant and yummy you just have to make them to impress your friends!
Falafels are air fried to a crispy delicious treat. Enjoy!
Make appetizers to impress with homemade egg rolls. They're easy and make the ultimate air fryer party food.
You can't have appetizers without mac and cheese. Plus, they even have broccoli, so that makes them healthy.. right?
Easy samosa pinwheels are cooked inside the air fryer to give a nice crisp on top. Your guests will be snacking on these for sure!
Mashed potatoes are turned into an appetizer in these simple mashed potato balls.
Pickles are all the rage and your air fryer will bring them up to the next level. They're crispy, juicy, and everything you want in a fried pickle.
Who said you need chicken wings in one flavor? These Korean-Style BBQ wings make the perfect air fryer appetizer appetizer and snack.
Butternut squash is made into a hors d'oeuvre with these gorgeous and tasty falafels. They're even Weight Watchers friendly!
Tofu is created into a crispy air fryer party food for any vegetarian or anyone who loves a good spicy snack!
Appetizers don't need to be junk food! Try these air fryer shishito peppers dipped into aioli for an easy party food idea!
This paneer recipe is elegant and delicious as an appetizer.
12 frozen ravioli
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
Marinara for dipping
Oil for misting
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Place two bowls side by side. Put the buttermilk in one and breadcrumbs in the other.
- Dip each piece of ravioli into the buttermilk then breadcrumbs, making sure to coat it as best as possible.
- Place each breaded ravioli into the air fryer in one single layer and cook for
6-7 minutes, spritzing the tops with oil halfway through.
- Remove the air fryer and enjoy immediately with marinara or freeze for up to 3 months.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 481Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 1168mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 20g
This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.